Tuesday, December 20, 2011

~ Vintage Ornaments ~

The count down is on, Christmas is just around the corner, I have a couple more vignettes to share with you, then before you know we'll all be sharing Valentine vignettes. I'm sure many of you are already planning ahead for those.
I've had this glass "flower" stand for many years, once green I sprayed it black last summer. I've envisioned all summer  seeing it filled with vintage ornaments. I thought I might get lucky and find a few in the antique store I try to visit occasionally, no such luck. So..about a month ago I was checking on Etsy and found some I could afford. I would like to add just a few more,  but for now I'm very happy with the way it turned out.

I remember seeing these as a child on my Grandma's tree, oh how I wish I had some of those. I would give anything to know what happened to them.

Makes me smile...

This little cutie reminds me of the old kaleidoscope we played with as children. Did you have one as a child or still have it? I know you can find them in stores now, they just don't have the same effect for me as they did when I was small. :-)) It was more of a magical world then.
I placed a felt runner with a Snowman down to add some color to the cream colored coffee table top. ( I forgot to take pictures of the darling Snowman on the runner) you'll have to trust me he is cute. :-))
I've had the Apple Creek Cider bowl for a few years, the boy and girl statues were finds this year at Walmart on clearance. The little guy is holding a bunny and the girl a puppy..

Iced picks and red berries with a bit of greenery fill the bowl.
Topped off with a large pine cone.
To finish off the vignette the grandson added the red ornaments. I love the shiny and satin patina against the silver.
Thank you for stopping in, until next time....


Aledia said...

Everything is beautiful but the vintage bulbs are my favorite!!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

My Beautiful World said...

These are all just so lovely. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back so nice to meet new friends. Sending you special wishes for a very Merry Christmas Day and look forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

Always Wendy

Anonymous said...

The silver tray with the red ornaments reminds me of cranberries I don't know why. Love the vintage ornaments. Merry Christmas! Pat

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Everyone outdid themselves this year. I love everything you have shown us..and I am always amazed the time you take with all the tiny details. I ooooo and ahhhh all the way through your blog..I mean EVERY DAY! :)
Love and hugs and Merry Christmas!